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Toy Planes in a Southern Sky

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

Well you ask me what is right and wrong
Is there so much truth out there?
And I still don’t know whose side I’m on
I’ve gone through life so unprepared

Don’t be careless with the freedom of your choice
The days of darkness lie ahead
Caught in a wind of change
Like a toy plane in a southern sky
The childhood values we all learn
Flying toy planes in a southern sky
A fragile world of no concern

In the softness of those sheltered years
South of hardship and despair
All those secret rules and hidden fears
Was I so blissfully unaware

Liberal minded in a class without a voice
You phased my conscience when you said
“Nothing will ever change”

Lizard King

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

I look at you and I see myself
The death wish in your eyes betrays the man inside
I search for you and I find myself
A soul thrashing in darkness

Sometimes we lose control
Together we are strong
No man is an island
The crystal ship belongs to careless children
Look at the state you’re in
Hail! the lizard king
Riding a storm inside
No one here gets out alive

The songs you sing preach the purest sin
A voice made to disarm societies demands
But you can’t hide from the space within
Worlds crash in its vastness

You should have used it to gain control
Together we are strong
No man is an island
The crystal ship belongs to careless children
Look at the state you’re in
Hail! the lizard king
Riding a storm inside
No one here gets out alive

Songs of freedom songs of change
Songs that feel like revolution
Songs for people who are strange
Where did you go when the sky caved in
The parasites will find a loophole in your mind
The worms adore such graceful limbs

Like souls thrashing in darkness
Sometimes we lose control
Together we are strong
No man is an island
The crystal ship belongs to careless children
Look at the state you’re in
Hail! the lizard king
Riding a storm inside
No one here gets out alive

Parachute of Love

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

When will these feelings end?
Will my heart ever mend?
I don’t think so
Times are getting tough
Is it foolish pride
Knowing that I can’t hide in my ego

Words are not enough for a searching mind
In a changing world how can I be confident
When life is a crumbling fortress
Climbing the ruined walls inside my head
In an age of doubt everything turns out grey
When each uncharted day should be a rainbow
A parachute of love

I’m so unsure my doubt is the perfect cure
For loves placebo
And still it’s not enough for a searching mind
In a changing world how can I be confident
When life is a crumbling fortress
Climbing the ruined walls inside my head
In an age of doubt there are so many secrets (to talk about)
Everything turns out grey
When each uncharted day should be a rainbow
A parachute of love

Such foolish pride
Knowing that I can’t hide in my ego

And still it’s not enough for a searching mind
In a changing world how can I be confident
When life is a crumbling fortress
Climbing the ruined walls inside my head
In an age of doubt stumbling and falling
I’m staring skywards over the walls inside my head

Christmas on Easter Island

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

I run and I hide from something inside
It threatens every western lie in my heart
It’s the ghost of an ancient fear
That would surely bring our world to tears
Are we big enough are we strong enough to last forever?

Christmas on Easter Island
Like pagan gods you and I

I’ll gladly resign my part in mankind
And live my days as a castaway by the sea
But I think we’ve been here before
Nothing is sacred anymore
We must pay the price for the paradise
We stole together
Time after time, crime after crime
I tell you there’s a savage raping the earth
You don’t even seem surprised
Maybe you’ve been hypnotised
By the dream of wealth
Did you give yourself to yourself forever?

Criminally Sane

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

Well you laughed out loud
Like a morning cloud
In a clear blue sky
But you climbed too high
Open your eyes
I’ve seen through your lies
I don’t believe in heroes anymore
I don’t know who cares
I don’t care who knows
Apologies seem pointless
Must I shout to let you know
So many lies so thinly disguised
I don’t believe in heroes anymore
So many lies so thinly disguised
You think that you’re a hero
What a bore

Jungle of Lies

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

Sweetest of lies
The power of love that heals and mends
A sordid tapestry of pain
Who will notice when it ends
Everything has been defiled
Some are strong and powerful
Some are beguiled
Nobody sees the other side of what they are
A two way mirror hides the world
Tunnel vision from the heart
Everyone is paranoid
Sensitive emotions must be destroyed
We are the human race
A monkey with airs and graces
Is love just the will to survive?
In a jungle of lies
Passion and fear entwined
Are you the one
I’ll know if we can still be friends
In spite of everything
I say we’re all lonely in the end
Memories will linger on
Constantly reminding us what we did wrong

The Sky is a Glove

Featured On:

Treehouse Poetry (1991)

Song Lyrics:

Envelopes keep dropping through the letterbox inside my head
I watch them hit the doormat then explode into the room
I recognise the writing and I know that when I open them
Your words will change the rythm of this perfect afternoon

I’m floating by wearing the sky like a glove

I look out from my window ledge across the fields below me
To a cottage in a garden on a headland by the sea
Your letter holds a photograph
The faces seem familiar but the names are half forgotten
Like a stain that never cleans

I’m floating by wearing the sky like a glove
There’s nothing quite as certain as a letter from reality
Neglect your obligations and they’ll throw away the key

I’ve struggled in the curtains on the threshold of insanity
You say I’m just a dreamer but that’s all that you can see

I’m floating by wearing the sky like a glove
There’s nothing quite as certain as a letter from reality
Neglect your obligations and they’ll throw away the key

I’m cutting off the hand of fate to stop him interfering
With another dose of problems and an answer I don’t need

I’m floating by wearing the sky like a glove

The sky is a glove

A Daughter

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

Sweet Daughter set me free
Sweet Daughter set me free
With all your restless charms
In silken clouds of sleep
Cocooned in my arms
The sunlight is a stream
Of blessings we can share
To save your perfect dreams
I will fight without fear

Vows I’ll keep, I’ve always been so weak
But I’ll be strong, my daughter I’ll be strong

This song was meant to be
The lullaby I’m learning
The pastures gold and green
I’ve tried to forget
Sweet daughter set me free
And keep my soul from burning
And maybe I will sleep
In the still waters yet

Vows I’ll keep I’ve always been so weak
But I’ll be strong ,my daughter I’ll be strong

Send the keeper for the chains
The spike, the fire and the burning rain
I will take it all for her
To save this small defenceless girl

Vows I’ll keep I’ve always been so weak
But I’ll be strong ,my daughter I’ll be strong

Vows I’ll keep I’ve always been so weak
But I’ll be strong, my daughter I’ll be strong
Sweet Daughter set me free
With all your restless charms
In silken clouds of sleep
Cocooned in my arms

German Cars

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

I’m in love with 
German cars
Gliding past me
On the Autobahn
Stainless idols
With silent hearts
Never turning
As we drift apart 

Are you a lover or a friend?
Its not easy to pretend
That you 
Won’t leave me in the end 
Its not easy 
The end 

It is harder to say goodbye
Than spend the future unsanctified
By the kindness of your empty heart
Kill me softly as we drift apart

Are you a lover or a friend? 
Its not easy to pretend 
That you Won’t leave me in the end 
Its not easy 
The end 

I know 
That its been
A little sad
In times
Oh I know 
Like a flower
In the Spring
That’s never 
Been rained on 

Are you a lover or a friend? 
Its not easy to pretend
That you 
Won t leave me in the end
Its not easy
The end

Submarine Girl

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

Yes its true I think of you 
In an air-raid shelter filled with clover
As somewhere on the radio
Our leader says the war is over
Do you recall the coarseness of my uniform? 
I think of you and yes its true 
I lost my heart to a submarine girl

Sometimes you raised my periscope
Sometimes you haven t got a hope 

Do you still remember
All those buses that we missed together?
As deep inside we realised 
That soon the world would change forever
Across the dancefloor 
In our patent leather shoes
Six months under water
Was enough to make a goddess out of you

Sometimes you raised my periscope
Sometimes you haven’t got a hope

Sitting in a hut with a snoring sergeant 
Polishing your boots did you find the time to think of me?
And now we’re sitting in the armchairs by the fireside
Looking at the children of our children happily
And when I look at you sometimes at night 
Well then I know its true that we ve turned out alright

Yes its true I think of you 
In an air-raid shelter filled with clover
As somewhere on the radio 
Our leader says the war is over
Do you recall the coarseness of my uniform?
I think of you and yes its true
I lost my heart to a submarine girl
A submarine girl

I’m Not in Love

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

I’m not in love
I never was and never will be
And if I was 
I tell myself I’d leave the country 
When the wind blows through the cornfields
Summer will caress my mind 
But seeds are for sowing maybe
This time is harvest time 

I never had a plan to change
My heart will always beat the same 

So this must be insanity
Along with all humanity
Pleasure now, pain to come 
Just like it was a film 
In saying this I always lie
You probably know the reasons why
Pleasure now, pain to come
Just like it was a film
And that’s the deal 

I’m driving now
Always knew you’d find me some day
Wind in my hair 
Seems I’ve always had it my way 
The things you learn that love can teach you
Are lessons of the living kind 
Just as the leaves are falling 
You learn to love, you learn to cry 

I never had a plan to change
My heart will always beat the same

So this must be insanity
Along with all humanity 
Pleasure now, pain to come
Just like it was a film
In saying this I always lie
You probably know the reasons why
Pleasure now, pain to come 
Just like it was a film
And that’s the deal

Learn

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

Learn 
Learn to live your life
Learn to live your dreams
Learn to live like anyone you choose 
Turn
Turn into yourself
Turn into your memories
Turn into the job you’d like to lose

I
I have seen the light 
I have seen the darkness
I have seen the subtle shades of grey

I 
I am feeling strong 
I am just a step away 
From the place where I will stay forever 

And I am saving all my best bits 
For the future
From my glorious past
A timeless kaleidoscope of grey
Only the foolish
Face the truth of who they are 
They say we are old and lost
But I’ll never sink that far

Growing older 
Growing wiser
Smiling more 
But somehow sadder 
Growing older
Growing sadder

Red Sky

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

Red sky in the morning
Was that the sign?
You left without warning
And now the sun won’t shine
They say there is someone
You used to see
He left you and broke your heart 
And now you ve done the same to me

Am I the only one
Am I the only one
Who doesn t know his name? 

You sail on the oceans
I drown at sea
Lost in my emotions
Crawling round the deck
I’m on my hands and knees
You won t believe 
How deep I am sinking
Girl, I m just a wreck without your love 

Am I the only one
Am I the only one
Who doesn t know his name?

Am I the only one
Am I the only one 
Who doesn t know his name? 

And I feel better day by day
And it would help if I could 
Cast a spell to damn his eyes 
But its really myself that I despise
Its the same old picture in a different frame
Its the same old sense of shame 

Am I the only one 
Am I the only one 
Who doesn t know his name?

Black Crow

Featured On:

Melting in the Fullness of Time (2002)

Song Lyrics:

Stare Down The Garden through the rain
He’s sitting there again
Black carrion crow, black crow
Through all the years I’ve known
He’s always come and gone
But now it looks as if he’s here to stay

So don’t lean on me now
I’ve got to rescue myself
I need a spoonful
Of sweet medicine tonight

And as I look at him
A brand new path begins
Inside my soul
My soul

So don’t lean on me now
I’ve got to rescue myself
I need a spoonful
Of sweet medicine tonight
So don’t lean on me now
I’ve got to rescue myself
I need a spoonful
Of sweet medicine tonight

I’ve got to rescue myself
I’ve got to rescue myself

So don’t lean on me now
I’ve got to rescue myself
I need a spoonful
Of sweet medicine tonight
So don’t lean on me now
I’ve got to rescue myself
I need a spoonful
Of sweet medicine tonight

I’ve got to rescue myself
I’ve got to rescue myself


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